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1960s Large Bead 14K Mediterranean Pink Rosa Coral Necklace 10-11mm 72 grams
Simply Delicious. This is a most fabulous Mediterranean pink rosa coral necklace. This fabulous blush pink coral necklace will light up your life year round.
Measuring 20-1/4" long, this natural coral bead necklace features uniformly round cut beads, 10-11mm range. The coral is a striking rosy peach hue that is often referred to a rosa coral. The coral is natural and untreated and not dyed. The beads are hand carved and perfectly matched with excellent uniform in shape and color. Upon close inspection, a few of the beads exhibit faint white veins that just scream natural, undyed and untreated precious coral.
The 14K yellow gold cabochon clasp features a perfectly matching 11mm pink coral cabochon that is securely peg set on a round 12mm solid 14K (stamped) tongue-in-groove type clasp. This is the perfect compliment for the necklace. The clasp is easy to operated and locks securely with a distinctive "click". There is also a figure 8 safety catch for additional security. The clasp is hallmarked "14K". The necklace weighs a remarkable 72 grams.
Fit for the angel in your life, this luscious and rare Italian deep wild rose pink coral necklace from the early 1960's (when this coral was still unregulated and mined with nets) captures all the most desirable attributes of precious coral. Its color is wonderfully uniform and deep so it is slightly darker in dimmer light and brighter in bright. Due to coral's unique refraction qualities, it is challenging to capture exact hue in a still photo and increasingly difficult when viewing online, due to variances in computer monitors and smart phones. Do note that generally speaking, smart phones and iPads will always display pink and red corals darker than actual hue. We have taken photos in a variety of natural and studio lighting, with our gallery photo capturing the beauty of this variety's hue very well. We are always happy to take more photos upon request and include comparison shots with other varieties.
The size, length and color of this necklace are substantial and elegant. The hefty weight of this necklace speaks to the high density and quality of the coral. (Cold water Mediterranean corals grow slow, while warm Pacific water corals grow quickly and are thus more porous). A finely weighted coral necklace affords you a perfect lay on the decollete.
The condition of this necklace is excellent. The coral is supple and without pits or cracks. The beads are hand polished to a soft gloss. The clasp is in excellent working condition with no evidence of previous repair. The beads are freshly restrung on pink silk thread in our own style best suited for coral and longevity. We string them more tightly together to avoid slippage and fraying from the coral holes. We also believe this is a much finer look and provides more coral beads to the inch. We utilize multiple threads (to the maximum that the bead holes will accommodate) for added support and security, while still allowing the necklace to be completely flexible and not stiff and never kinked. This stringing style contributes to the magnificent lay of the necklace and extends the lifetime of the stringing itself.
Hefty weight (density) is a major determining factor of high quality coral and this piece definitely qualifies. Slow growth, in some cases 1mm per year, in cold waters is what precipitates the compacted density of quality coral for jewelry. Warm water coral grows much more quickly, and therefor will be more porous and lightweight.
Coral such as this is no longer being harvested and coral dealers predict a shortage of this sweet gem from the sea. Always so sexy, it never goes out of style and is a perfect accessory for the most formal to the most casual occasions. We guarantee all our coral jewelry to be the finest quality Mediterranean coral unless otherwise stated. Do not be fooled by Chinese, Tibetan, South Sea, or other lower grades of coral. Coral, like all gemstones, comes in many different qualities and this item is the real thing, GUARANTEED! We have over 40 years of experience with a vast inventory of precious corals. For worry-free purchases, personal service and expertise, let Cameo Couture be your Coral Connection.
We guarantee you will love this color and include this fantastic necklace amongst your finest jewelry. The peachy pink hue of rosa coral is softer than salmon and often referred to here in the USA as "Dreamsicle" (that delightful frozen childhood treat). Its soft hue is perfect for day or night, and any occasion from casual to business to formal, this necklace accents YOU and adds a youthful glow to all complexions. Like blush for your neckline.
This necklace is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips to the coral. The clasp is also in excellent operating condition. It is ready to gift, wear and enjoy upon arrival.
This beauty will be delivered in a lovely presentation case perfect for gift giving or storage, along with a copy of our complimentary coral care instructions. When you have found the perfect gift, you needn't worry about the perfect box. We understand presentation is where its at, and we provide it!
Always free shipping in the USA with a no hassle return policy. International customers, please contact us for the very best shipment methods and rates to your specific location.
We want our customers to love our pieces as much as we do. If for ANY reason you do not, we are happy to refund your full purchase price. And none of those ridiculous restocking fees at Cameo Couture. NEVER will be. We pledge and guarantee every item we sell will be loved or totally refunded so you can try whatever appeals to you hassle free
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Rosa/gold, Size: 20.25" - 72 grams
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